Re: [Nolug] Cool wired house in Old Metairie

From: Jeff Lee <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 22:09:42 +0000
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I'm still a kid (19) but I think that giving a child games that build mental
ability will help them in life. I do not think that a child should play
games all day or watch tv. When a child does watch tv and are old enough to
understand the topics, they should watch channels like Discovery or The
History channel. Some people think that TV and computer will rot your brain;
I do not. Sheltering a child too much will only hurt them.

Take a look at how sheltered kids act when they go off to college...

I did not watch educational tv prior to 15 years old but watch it as much as
I can now. I started using a computer when I was ten and although I do not
*require* a computer, I know how to use them in a constructive way because I
have extensive experience with them.

>From: Ron Johnson <>
>To: NOLUG ML <>
>Subject: Re: [Nolug] Cool wired house in Old Metairie
>Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 15:31:50 -0500
>On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 15:24 -0400, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:
> > Ron Johnson <> writes:
> >
> > > I've often wondered why my kids never ask to do such a thing; they
> > > like to play with the computer at my grandmother's house.
> >
> > If you've never let them play on your computer, they might not
> > realize that such things are possible.
>Two responses to that:
>(a) Few people 40yo and older (that means me) played computer
> games when they were young, but we somehow were able to learn
> how to when we got older. Thus, my kids will learn that you
> can play on a PC.
>(b) My 6.5yo likes to play xnethack, when he thinks about it, and
> I'm not working (my play PC is right next to my work PC).
>Ron Johnson, Jr.
>Jefferson, LA USA
>PGP Key ID 8834C06B
>"The trouble with children is that they are not returnable."
>Quentin Crisp
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